Wednesday, 11 August 2010

Going to Richmond

Both I and my partial will have been to Richmond this week but not at the same time.
In a bizarre twist of fate I was sent for neuro-psychometric tests at an address just yards from the Mills and Boon Richmond offices on Monday. And I have given myself a deadline of this Friday to submit the requested chapters of The Art of Seduction.
Although I've been so knackered since the tests that's proving harder than I thought - every time I sit down to listen to my chapters I fall asleep. I'm hoping that's more indicative of my exhaustion than of the quality of the writing!
Embarrassingly the Boots delivery guy brought my medication while I was listening/sleeping and apparently was knocking for some time before I woke (and the front door is right next to the room with my computer! I'll have to use headphones or shut windows to listen in future). After the gardener I thought it couldn't get any worse but as usual I was wrong.
I think it's a hard and fast rule that no matter how bad things are/how much you embarrass yourself there is always scope for things to be infinitely worse...
If I do lick my chapters into readable and error free form then it'll be a testament to my crit group the Minxes of Romance and crit partner Jackie Ashenden (who was lovely enough to read my revised ending while she's on holiday/conferencing in Sydney and has much more exciting stuff to be doing ;-)
So I want to say a big thanks, I honestly don't know what I'd do without you guys.

I do have to go back for more testing as I was too ill to complete it on Monday so it's going to be weird, sitting in the tests being asked about the speed of light and playing the Generation Game (yes, it's those ones for anyone who remembers me blogging about them in October!) knowing my partial is sitting in the Ed's inbox just yards away from me!

In other news I've finally become a fledgeling twitterer, my ID is romanceminx if anyone wants to find me. Tbh I'm a bit bamboozled at the mo about the whole thing so will be pathetically grateful to anyone who follows me :-)
Also I'll be blogging over at the Minx site on Friday and promise you some lovely pics of gorgeous men and a mini follow up to Heidi Rice's New Voices competition workshop last Friday.
Begging and pictures, how can you refuse???


susanwilson44 said...

Aaahh! Lorraine, you don't have to beg! Good luck with your partial and good luck with the tests, Jackie gave me some advice this week too while I was struggling with revisions, she's been a busy little bee!

Joanne Coles said...

It's fab! I can't wait for the ed to read it.

Really excited for you.

And boo to the silly tests that make you tired and ill.

Jackie Ashenden said...

I love reading your stuff, m'dear, you're a fabulous writer! Oh and since the kids are with us, we're kind of tied to the hotel room of an evening so that's when I have plenty of time to keep up with everyone's news. Yeah, I'm a little bit obsessed with being online...

Hey, my partial and your partial will be there at the same time. Mine's been there a long time though - it can show yours around, introduce them to everyone. It'll be having it's nine month birthday over there so get your partial to have a wee glass for it. ;-)

Will have to follow you on Twitter...

Romy said...

It's definitely not your chapters that are sleep inducing! Good luck with sending off your partial. You know you're onto a winner with this one!

Lacey Devlin said...

Nasty tests! It would be so amazing to see the M&B offices in real life. It's almost like visiting your submission when you're that close lol.

Good luck with that partial I've got my fingers crossed and I hope the next lot of tests don't have the same fatiguing impact.

Heidi said...

It was lovely to see you at the workshop Lorraine, which reminds me I was supposed to be blogging on that myself!! But have gotten bogged down in doing research for my latest book.... Had no idea Lincoln's Inn has such an interesting history!!

BTW no sign of that picture of the two of us taken by the librarian! One of these days I really do have to remember to take my camera with me (and then actually take it out of my bag!)

And don't talk to me about Twitter, am still trying to get the hang of texting.

Maya said...

Ooh, didn't know about the gardener! How fun for him, hehehe. Boo on the hideous tests, but definitely yayyy on the sub. They'll love it, I know!

Suzanne Jones said...

Your partial's fab Lorraine - I agree with Minx opinion that they'll love it in Richmond.


joanne pibworth said...

I love love love it Lorriane, and am sure you're going to have a full request on your hands soon. x